The Law of Ukraine
On State Aid to Families with Children
Date of Entry into Force:
January 1, 1993
The Law of Ukraine “On State Aid to Families with Children” (hereinafter - the Law) sets ensured by the state level of material support to families with children by giving them state monetary aid taking into consideration family size, its income and age of children. The Law is aimed at ensuring priority of state aid to the families with children in the general system of population's social protection. In 2001 the Law was stated in a new wording which came into effect since January 1, 2002.
The Ukrainian citizens who bring up and minor children in their families shall have the right to state aid in cases and on conditions provided for by this Law and other laws of Ukraine. The foreigners and stateless persons who permanently reside in Ukraine as well as the persons having refugee status in Ukraine shall have the right to state aid on equal with the citizens of Ukraine conditions envisaged by this Law, other laws or international agreements of Ukraine which were approved as obligatory by the Vekhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Pursuant to this Law, the following kinds of state aid to the families with children shall be appointed:
- aid due to pregnancy and childbirth;
- one-time aid during child birth;
- aid for child care until s/he is three years old;
- aid for the children under curatorship or guardianship;
- aid for children to single mothers.
Pursuant to this Law the right to state aid due to pregnancy and child birth shall have all women (including minor) who are not insured in the system of obligatory state social insurance.
One-time aid during child birth, according to this Law, shall be given to one of the child's parents (foster parent or guardian) who are not insured in the system of obligatory state social insurance.
The right to aid for child care until s/he is three years old, according to this Law, shall have the person (one of child's parents, foster parent, guardian, grandfather, grandmother of other relative) who actually takes care of the child and is not insured in the system of obligatory state social insurance.
Aid for children under curatorship or guardianship shall be appointed to the persons appointed in set by law procedure the curators or guardians of the children who as a result of death of parents, parents' rights forfeit, parents' illness or on other grounds were left without parents' care.
The right to aid for children to single mothers shall have single mothers, single foster parents (who are not married), if in the child's birth certificate there is no inscription about the child's father or inscription about father was made in set procedure on mother's instruction. The right to aid for children to single mothers shall have widows and widowers with children who do not receive for them pension in case of bread-winner loss or social pension.